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September 1, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
Yves Saint Laurent, the shy and very talented Paris designer, hasn't been in California since he made a memorable trip to Los Angeles in the late '60s and sunned poolside at the Beverly Wilshire and met with, among others, the late Edith Head and actress-dancer Shirley MacLaine. A return visit to California is long overdue. But Saint Laurent will take care of that when he shows up at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on Nov.
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February 20, 2011
MAMMOTH, CALIF. Woolly's Winter Carnival When, where: Feb. 25-27, Canyon Lodge Highlights: Plenty of snow-themed activities for children such as carnival games, sledding, shredding, snowmobile rides, snowcat demos, scavenger hunts, face-painting, roving entertainers and the chance to meet ski-patrol dogs. Cost: The children's activities are free; free lift ticket for ages 7 to 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Info: (800) 626-6684, http://www.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phyllis Wattis, one of the nation's most influential cultural philanthropists whose generosity over five decades established her as San Francisco's patron saint of the arts, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 97. A great-granddaughter of Mormon leader Brigham Young, she contributed $150 million to cultural institutions in Northern California, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Opera and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
SPORTS
July 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Omar Vizquel dangles a paintbrush in his throwing hand as he leans against the railing and admires the spectacular view of San Francisco Bay from his Russian Hill penthouse, where the walls and floors are covered with his works in progress: a tribute to the pope, a Christlike figure and a reclining nude. Not a bad setting for an aspiring artist who also happens to be the city's star shortstop.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's famed collection of municipally owned public artworks--ranging from 19th-Century monuments to cutting-edge sculpture and painting--largely escaped serious damage in last week's earthquake, city arts officials say.
NEWS
February 17, 1989
The Duquette Pavilion of St. Francis was badly damaged in a five-alarm fire that burned out of control for more than two hours, San Francisco fire officials said. The art collection suffered extensive damage in the blaze, said Fire Chief Fred Postel. The adjacent old Peoples Temple, operated during the 70s by the Rev. Jim Jones, suffered extensive water damage but was not burned in the blaze.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989 | ALAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At precisely 8:33 Friday night, visiting conductor Gunther Herbig took the podium at Davies Symphony Hall here, raising his baton to begin Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor before what would ordinarily have been a disappointing crowd. Bunches of empty seats dotted the orchestra and balconies. Only about three quarters of the hall was filled. And for those people who did attend, the strictly musical result was unspectacular.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the director of the Asian Art Museum took a measure of damage to the Bay Area's art treasures Friday, he sighed at the destruction. "It's so tragic, so devastating," Rand Castile said. From the front steps of the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park, he nodded at San Francisco's beloved band shell, scarred with deep cracks and crumbling pillars. "Look at our poor friend there. It took the quake pretty hard." Inside the museum, damage was far worse, and art experts scrambled to assess losses.
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March 31, 1996 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admirers of the legendary goldsmith and jeweler, Peter Carl Faberge, will get a chance to see more than 400 objets d'art on a four-day escorted tour that begins June 7 in San Francisco. The exhibit showcases an array of Faberge works from noted American collectors, including 16 of the famed imperial Easter eggs commissioned by the last Russian czars.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1996 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The American Conservatory Theater has been homeless since 1989, when the Loma Prieta earthquake severely damaged its Beaux Arts Geary Theater. Oh, there have been plenty of temporary lodgings: The curtain rose at the barn-like Orpheum Theatre, for instance, and Hamlet played the Marina District, at the hard-to-find Palace of the Fine Arts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 2002 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Phyllis Wattis, one of the nation's most influential cultural philanthropists whose generosity over five decades established her as San Francisco's patron saint of the arts, died Wednesday of natural causes. She was 97. A great-granddaughter of Mormon leader Brigham Young, she contributed $150 million to cultural institutions in Northern California, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Opera and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
TRAVEL
March 31, 1996 | KARIN DOMINELLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admirers of the legendary goldsmith and jeweler, Peter Carl Faberge, will get a chance to see more than 400 objets d'art on a four-day escorted tour that begins June 7 in San Francisco. The exhibit showcases an array of Faberge works from noted American collectors, including 16 of the famed imperial Easter eggs commissioned by the last Russian czars.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1996 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The American Conservatory Theater has been homeless since 1989, when the Loma Prieta earthquake severely damaged its Beaux Arts Geary Theater. Oh, there have been plenty of temporary lodgings: The curtain rose at the barn-like Orpheum Theatre, for instance, and Hamlet played the Marina District, at the hard-to-find Palace of the Fine Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989 | ALAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At precisely 8:33 Friday night, visiting conductor Gunther Herbig took the podium at Davies Symphony Hall here, raising his baton to begin Mozart's Symphony No. 25 in G minor before what would ordinarily have been a disappointing crowd. Bunches of empty seats dotted the orchestra and balconies. Only about three quarters of the hall was filled. And for those people who did attend, the strictly musical result was unspectacular.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 1989 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city's famed collection of municipally owned public artworks--ranging from 19th-Century monuments to cutting-edge sculpture and painting--largely escaped serious damage in last week's earthquake, city arts officials say.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the director of the Asian Art Museum took a measure of damage to the Bay Area's art treasures Friday, he sighed at the destruction. "It's so tragic, so devastating," Rand Castile said. From the front steps of the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park, he nodded at San Francisco's beloved band shell, scarred with deep cracks and crumbling pillars. "Look at our poor friend there. It took the quake pretty hard." Inside the museum, damage was far worse, and art experts scrambled to assess losses.
SPORTS
July 17, 2005 | From Associated Press
Omar Vizquel dangles a paintbrush in his throwing hand as he leans against the railing and admires the spectacular view of San Francisco Bay from his Russian Hill penthouse, where the walls and floors are covered with his works in progress: a tribute to the pope, a Christlike figure and a reclining nude. Not a bad setting for an aspiring artist who also happens to be the city's star shortstop.
TRAVEL
February 20, 2011
MAMMOTH, CALIF. Woolly's Winter Carnival When, where: Feb. 25-27, Canyon Lodge Highlights: Plenty of snow-themed activities for children such as carnival games, sledding, shredding, snowmobile rides, snowcat demos, scavenger hunts, face-painting, roving entertainers and the chance to meet ski-patrol dogs. Cost: The children's activities are free; free lift ticket for ages 7 to 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Info: (800) 626-6684, http://www.
NEWS
February 17, 1989
The Duquette Pavilion of St. Francis was badly damaged in a five-alarm fire that burned out of control for more than two hours, San Francisco fire officials said. The art collection suffered extensive damage in the blaze, said Fire Chief Fred Postel. The adjacent old Peoples Temple, operated during the 70s by the Rev. Jim Jones, suffered extensive water damage but was not burned in the blaze.
NEWS
September 1, 1985 | JODY JACOBS
Yves Saint Laurent, the shy and very talented Paris designer, hasn't been in California since he made a memorable trip to Los Angeles in the late '60s and sunned poolside at the Beverly Wilshire and met with, among others, the late Edith Head and actress-dancer Shirley MacLaine. A return visit to California is long overdue. But Saint Laurent will take care of that when he shows up at San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall on Nov.
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